The Way to Happiness Association of Tennessee had a community cleanup for Earth Day this April and successfully cleaned up a Hermitage neighborhood.
Volunteers took to a street in Hermitage that has seen better days. They were able to collect several trash bags of litter including many alcoholic bottles, among other odds and ends.
The Way To Happiness book was written by humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard and has a total of twenty-one precepts based on the fact that one’s survival depends on the survival of others. One such precept is “Safeguard and Improve Your Environment,” and it is with this at heart that volunteers took to the street to help pick up litter. The chapter states, in part: “There are many things one can do to help take care of the planet. They begin with the idea that one should.”
Earth Day began on April 22, 1970, when millions of people took to the streets to protest the negative impacts of 150 years of industrial development. The day is now celebrated each year with events to commemorate care for the environment.
For more information on “Green It Up,” or if you would like to participate in future events, visit twthtn.org.